23 May 2018
I am delighted to see the launch of the NHS Workforce Health & Wellbeing Framework, which NHS Employers are now promoting and NHS Improvement will use in key programmes going forward.
03 May 2018
Matthew Bergmann Smith, the CEO of Empactis, believes all rail operators must consider strategies that improve employee health.
01 May 2018
This one-day training seminar was held in central London on 23rd April with 19 delegates attending and a waiting list for a second event (which will be held in May)! The audience was mainly Occupational Health professionals, but a good mix of clinicians, managers and service commissioners.
24 April 2018
Our Empactis platform helps businesses to understand the true impact of absence and we consistently find that, even if absence is thought to be consistently captured in HR systems, these systems (or the way they are used) results in significant under reporting (as much as 40%).
13 April 2018
No Time to Lose, is the title of a new campaign from IOSH (Institute of Occupational safety and Health) the launch of which, I attended on the 8th April.
15 February 2018
Past experience, as Health & Safety Director for a large corporate business, taught me to be wary of the Court’s power to impose large fines when poor legal compliance puts employees at risk of harm. Whilst the legal framework is the same, however, significant fines for endangering health have been less common than for safety failures. But in recent years HSE has been more active in reviewing and taking enforcement action for poor health surveillance provision.
29 November 2017
After recently passing the milestone of entering my thirtieth year working in occupational health, I am becoming choosy about using the adjective “excited”. But I confess I am genuinely excited and perhaps also a little nervous at becoming Chair Elect, due to succeed Diana Kloss as Chair of the Council for Work and Health early next year. I feel honoured to be taking on this position and as I learn more about the Council in the run up to Diana’s handover, I can see the enormous value of such an organisation.
03 October 2017
It may sound early to start writing about winter flu, but it’s as early as October that the seasonal flu peak can start and most employer driven vaccination campaigns take place in Autumn. For those with medical conditions such as heart or respiratory disease, those who are pregnant or over the age of 65 and for some others such as carers, the vaccine is available free via the NHS and is recommended.
21 August 2017
I was interested to see the data reported in the recent EEF report “Employee Health: making industrial strategy work for Britain”. Despite 77% of 264 manufacturing organisations surveyed being aware of the Fit for Work Service, less than half (46%) would consider using it and nearly a quarter actively said they would not use it! For a free to use service that is quite telling!
05 July 2017
This is one of those seemingly obvious questions, but it is deeper than it may appear at first sight. Whilst clearly losing staff is associated with concerns about the loss of experience, loss of investment & skills from the training provided and of course the substantial replacement costs (currently over a thousand pounds for a nurse in the NHS).
EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THE HEALTH, ABSENCE AND ENGAGEMENT OF YOUR EMPLOYEESGET IN TOUCH